The best adventures always include music, drinks, and great company to dance the night away while also enjoying some Cinco De Mayo shenanigans . When you’re at a live show, you forget life’s little nuances when the band goes onstage or the way it creates this exhilarating feeling like the refreshing first sip of your beer or soda, and you can’t help but smile. The feeling of excitement when you arrive at the venue is always the best— it’s like seeing a crush who gives you butterflies and you can’t wait till the next time you see them.
As the sold out night began, High Waisted took the stage to warm up the crowd playing infectious songs with their lively presence and beautifully adorned stage with pastel colored balloons and gorgeous fashion forward style – sparkling sequin dress and fishnets. An NYC based surf band with pop sensibilities and an affliction for rock and roll. High Waisted is an eminently danceable band to see live with energy to rock out and willingly take shot onstage as they cheers the night with an attractive, full of energy crowd.
As Pumpkin quoted in Pulp Fiction -“Yeah, well the days of me forgetting are over, and the days of me remembering have just begun.” High Waisted is reminiscent of the highly regarded movie and soundtrack because it gives that dance like no one’s watching vibe and their music becomes memorable in a special way.
Bands like Brazilian Girls are a gem, with a diverse range of genres describing their sound is nearly impossible; but fun at the same time fusing as tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge – nearly impossible to dance to their addictive sound. Forming in 2003, their sultry uniqueness combined with their bold creative, artistic choices infuses the ability for Brazilian Girls to experiment with invigorating and electric songs that will always appeal to the listeners who have an open mind and aren’t afraid to dance to their heart’s content.
Brazilian Girls is the devilishly, sexy band that reminds me of how Myspace was such a influential part of my music life, discovering bands through the underground indie scene in New York that exploded through the post punk revival era – they were my indie gem on my band bucket list and proudly was able to see how talented and boundary pushing they are and revel in every moment and song. As they all rushed to the stage, I felt like i was going back in time when I first heard “Die Gedanken Sind Frei (Thoughts Are Free)” sung in German but with samba like/electronic beats. Seeing the crowd’s faces light up as the band/artist takes the stage is one of the many things that make going to concerts addictive — it’s the lighting and the camaraderie that’s established while you’re singing along to that song. As Dave Grohl once said, “That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.”
Girls’ lead singer is an enigmatic charm who exudes that je ne sais quoi – with a fashion sense that’ll make heads turn twice not only because of the thought, creativity and work put into them but because it was a dress made out wrapped condoms…yes, you read that right. It connects cleverly with the title of their new album Let’s Make Love – no better way than to promote love with condoms. It’s always beautiful to see a band enjoying themselves on stage as each member danced to their songs, it should how strong their chemistry and especially if they’re all having fun. Like Sabina, taking a hit from a vape that someone had in the audience and throwing condoms out to the audience. Playing songs such as “Balla Balla” from their new album Let’s Make Love it’s hard not to fall in love their charming, seductive presence.
When you put creative agency into the hands of the artist, beautiful and empowering narratives are created that inspires other. As I’ve Followed Brazilian Girls for years, they are the underated but well known band that has the effect of where has this band been all my life. Pushing the boundaries within their clever and unexpected song names such as “Pussy“and “Sexy Asshole” are very nsfw but catchy to the point that it’ll give you a devilish smirk while you listen.
Article: Karen Silva
Photos: Lesley Keller